Paul MacLean
Position Forward
Shot Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
218 lb (99 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings
Born March 9 1958 (1958-03-09) (age 61),
Grostenquin, France
NHL Draft 109th overall, 1978
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 1980 – 1991

Paul MacLean (born 9 March 1958 in Grostenquin, France and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and, most notably, the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks twice, and was head coach of the Ottawa Senators.



MacLean played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991. He played 719 career games, scoring 324 goals and 349 assists for 673 points. His best season statistically was the 1984–85 season when he scored 41 goals and 101 points. Although considered a Canadian, MacLean has the distinction of being the highest-scoring NHL player born in France, with 673 points. The second overall is Philippe Bozon with 41 points, who, unlike MacLean was trained in France.

He played for the Canadian team at the 1980 Olympics


MacLean is currently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. In the 2007/2008 NHL season, MacLean won the Stanley Cup as assistant coach of the Red Wings. Before joining the Red Wings, MacLean was also an assistant coach for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under Mike Babcock. Before becoming an NHL coach, MacLean lead the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League to the Colonial Cup Championship.

Personal lifeEdit

MacLean was born at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, France, to Canadian parents while his father was stationed there.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78Hull OlympiquesQMJHL66383371125
1980–81Salt Lake Golden EaglesCHL80364278160171151647
1980–81St. Louis BluesNHL1000010000
1981–82Winnipeg JetsNHL74362561106432520
1982–83Winnipeg JetsNHL8032447612131236
1983–84Winnipeg JetsNHL7640317115531010
1984–85Winnipeg JetsNHL79416010111983474
1985–86Winnipeg JetsNHL692729567421017
1986–87Winnipeg JetsNHL72324274751052716
1987–88Winnipeg JetsNHL7740397976520223
1988–89Detroit Red WingsNHL7636357111851128
1989–90St. Louis BluesNHL783433671001243720
1990–91St. Louis BluesNHL376111724
NHL totals 719 324 349 673 968 53 21 14 35 104

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